The Ultimate Golf and Spa Couples Getaway - Las Vegas
Las Vegas is More Than Just Gambling!
By Brian Weis
Every year my wife and I take a long weekend vacation without the kids to get away from our busy lives, reconnect and recharge our batteries. With her birthday coming I thought the best gift would be a long weekend together. After securing our parents to watch our kids, I asked her where she wanted to go and she said, "surprise me."
It was her special day, so I inquired again. Plus, I was drawing a blank trying to come up with a surprise destination. So she turned the question on me, "where do you want to go?
Before I could think about the ideal romantic getaway, I blurted out, "my ideal vacation is a golf buddy trip playing a round of golf and spending a few hours at a craps table."
Oops, I blew it, it is her birthday, you moron.
Surprisingly she said, "perfect let's go to Las Vegas and I will hit the spas while you golf."
I thought she was joking and started throwing out other ideas like a romantic winery tour or a short cruise. She told me to settle down, that she was in need of a girl's spa weekend. So we just married the two ideas.
Wow, what a concept. Las Vegas after all is an all-encompassing destination. With a few fancy dinners and a show or two, we could build the ideal couples trip. Albeit, with a little time to ourselves.
I drafted out an itinerary with early morning golf allowing my wife to sleep in. At her leisure she could go to the spa. Then we reconnect midday for a casual lunch and some blackjack. Later, hit the town with fine dining and a show. My wife grinned ear to ear when I shared the plans.
I spared no expense and booked a three nights stay at The Wynn Casino, arguably the best casino on the strip. The recently remodeled "panoramic resort" room featured floor to ceiling windows with views of the strip. The amazing room was completely modernized with full touch screen controls from lights to electronic curtains.
A few phone calls to the Wynn concierge and I had spa and dinner reservations, booked a few rounds of golf at the Wynn Golf Club and secured show tickets to Le Reve.
I will spare you the rest of the details but it was by far one of the most romantic trips we have taken. Plus, the golf was absolutely first rate.
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About: Brian Weis
Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.
All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.
On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.
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